The best group now organizing and mobilizing to strengthen public education is Parents Across America.

You don’t have to be a public school parent to join. PAA welcomes educators and everyone who supports public schools.

If you care about improving your public schools and fighting off corporate control and privatization, join Parents Across America.

PAA has chapters in many cities. If there is no PAA chapter in your city or town, start one.

Check out the website to learn about their activities and their mission.

In brief, it is to stop privatization, stop punitive high-stakes testing, stop the attacks on teachers, stop the school closings.

And it is to support policies like reducing class size, expanding early childhood education, expanding after-school programs and social services, and building collaboration among parents, teachers, and communities.

Parents want what is best for their children.